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good morning. the big chill. frost and freeze warnings stretching from texas all the way to new york this morning. temperatures 20 degrees below average, even snow in some places. how long will it last? today, exclusive. the man behind "kony 2012" opens up about that very public breakdown at the peak of his movement's popularity. >> my mind couldn't stop thinking about the future. i literally thought i was responsible for the future of humanity. >> why did he snap? how did it impact his family, and can he get back on track? plus, wedding brawl. guests from two wedding parties get into a massive fight at a
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hotel. one guest suffers a heart attack and dies, and an investigation is under way today, monday, october 8, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. the coldest weather of the season so far has folks out on the plaza, as you can see, bundled up. right now the temperature on a columbus day morning 44 degrees. down to 42 overnight. i guess it's fall, savannah. >> it is. seemed to happen overnight. on saturday we had a really warm day here in new york, and parts of the midwest is even colder. temperatures hovering around freezing places like detroit,
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chicago, oklahoma city. we'll get more on the forecast straight ahead. also, president obama hits up a star-studded campaign fund-raiser poking a little fun at his debate performance last week. we'll tell you what he had to say and look ahead to this week's big vice presidential debate. and we'll meet the creator of a blog who mocks parents who fill their twitter and facebook updates with tweets about their kids. is it too mean-spirited? we'll ask her about that. and check out this massive pile-up at a nascar race this season. this all happened on the final lap. more on that story in just a moment, but we want to begin with that first major blast of winter weather across a large chunk of the nation. nbc's kevin tibbles is in chicago this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: forgive me for looking a little confused this morning, though some would say most mornings i do, but today it's about the temperature. it is colder right now in chicago than it was during periods of last january.
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some people out here even had to get out their snow shovels, and it's only october. summer, fall, where have they gone so quickly? old man winter blew in to remind residents across the plains and parts of the midwest that he's on his way. in north dakota, even the reporters caught the big chill. >> the day started out rotten and just got worse. >> reporter: over the weekend, 74 record low temperatures were set and frost and freeze advisories are out for several states this morning. according to the national weather service there's just a 5% chance of even getting snow this early in october. no snow in the windy city, but spectators watching the chicago marathon bundled up to keep out the cold. >> i'm pretty cold. >> reporter: you're pretty cold? >> okay. >> reporter: where are your gloves? >> i didn't bring any gloves. >> reporter: at least the runners were in no danger of overheating.
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>> i think it's good for the runners. it's not so warm. >> it's not too bad. but these 93-year-old legs are just a little bit chilly right now. >> reporter: the start to the cold season followed by a summer dominated by heat and drought. >> temperatures we're seeing now are a good 10 to 30 degrees below average. cold air brewing up in the arctic and allowed to come down across the lower 48. hardy football fans in cincinnati braved the elements. >> feels a little colder than 45 degrees. my hands are freezing, but the rest of me is warm because i have on a lot of layers. >> i'm freezing. trying to move around and keep my hands arm. >> a pumpkin. >> reporter: and with halloween approaching this scary cold blast couldn't dampen the mood at queen's county farm in new york where it was time for the annual visit to the pumpkin patch. >> wear sandals run day and snow boots the next, but fine. >> reporter: at least there was a hot cup of apple cider on hand
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to help warm the spirits. savannah, there's a few of us out here right now who could use a little hot apple cider. in any case, it looks like this sweater weather is going to stick around for a few more days. savannah? >> all right. kevin tibbles, i think you should have bundled up a little bit more. you're showing you're tough. right now here's willie. >> thanks, savannah. politics and the presidential race. mitt romney is set to deliver a major speech today while president obama raises campaign cash in california. nbc's peter alexander is in lexington, virginia traveling with the romney camp. peter, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. mitt romney here at virginia military institute is hoping to draw a sharp contrast with the president on foreign policy issues, specifically saying to him that hope is not a strategy. meanwhile, the president traveling across california in front of some of his staunch et supporters last night at a fund-raiser implored them saying that everything is on the line. >> hello, l.a.!
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>> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities including stevie wonder. ♪ >> reporter: president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night and even made a self-deprecating aleutian to his own performance in last week's debate. >> everybody here is incredible professionals and such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, and we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three-day swing through the sunshine state mitt romney has appeared more confident and relaxed, invigorated by last week's strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. on sunday he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president obama as weak. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i'm president israel take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> reporter: with the race tightening, the campaigns are sharpening their attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as,
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quote, masterful but fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> reporter: and the administration's response to one of the latest job report. >> the economy is not doing well and the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8% with 23 million americans out of work or unemployed or underemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's polici policies. >> reporter: romney has made a shift to sharing a more compassionate side, something he resisted, in three straight rallies recounting the memories of a 14-year-old he befriended with leukemia. >> he asked me a very difficult question, mitt, what's knock. he called me brother romney, what's next? david passed away, but i'll always remember and never forget his courage, his clear eyes, his full heart. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> reporter: and this week's main event doesn't actually
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include the president or mitt romney. instead, it's the vice presidential debate. this thursday between vice president joe biden and romney's running mate, paul ryan. after the lopsided debate this past week, willie, the stakes are now higher than ever. >> a lot on the line. peter alexander in virginia for us this morning. thanks very much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk, natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an unprecedented third term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader is re-elected in venezuela. kerry sanders is live with more from caracas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the official result showed pentagon hugo chavez won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline here says it all, "six more years." for chavis's supporters, his re-election is an emotional moment in history. fireworks filled the skies.
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as the street party continued well into the early morning hours. a chavez victory shows supporters his brand of socialism is here to stay. >> we want to live in socialism. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the poor in south america was himself surrounded by a hollywood star sunday, actor danny glover, a chavez supporter. for almost 14 years chavez socialist revolution has captured the imagination of the poor here, in large part because he's taken this nation's oil wealth and used its profits to give away free homes and subsidize grocery bills. >> hugo chavez. >> reporter: but opposite candidate enheek capriles says the oil wealth has been siphoned by the government.
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many of his supporters say they will leave venezuela, likely destination, the united states. >> i love venezuela. we'll continue fighting for freedom. >> reporter: president hugo chavez is battling cancer. were it to take his life in the first four years of his life the vice president would serve for only 30 days, just enough time to stage a new election. natalie? >> kerry sanders in caracas, venezuela. thank you, kerry. at least 27 new cases of fungal meningitis emerged as the deadly outbreak linked to steroid injections spreads to nine states. 91 people are now infected as the new england drug company that produced those injections widens its recall. the steroid is frequently used to treat back pain, and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with drugs made at the affected facility. a plea deal today for the former cincinnati bengals cheerleader facing sexual abuse charges. the agreement will allow sarah
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jones to avoid a trial slated to begin wednesday. the 27-year-old jones is expected to serve probation but no jail time for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student while she was a teacher at a local high school. the international space station is getting a special delivery from the u.s., an unmanned privately owned rocket and cargo capsule launched sunday night bringing some 882 pounds of food, clothing and other scientific supplies to the space station. perhaps the most anticipated item in the dragon capsule, a freezer containing chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream. nasa has turned to the private sector to supply the space station since the retirement of the space shuttle program last year. and a massive 25-car pile-up at talladega on sunday in the final last of the nascar race. race leader tony stewart was bobbing and weaving to avoid a takeover attempt when michael waltrip clipped his bumper sending him careening into
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several other cars. amazingly, no one was seriously injured, and as for matt kenseth he managed to avoid the carnage unscathed winning the race. quite a cleanup though there on the track. it's 7:12. right now you're up to date. let's turn it back over to savannah, willie and maria. >> thanks. >> it's amazing the safety they have on the cars. if you saw it on a highway, you would figure mass catchial tis. everybody walks away. incredible. >> and they declare a winner in the end. maria is here for al. how is it going? >> ling the chill. this air mass is takie ining ov huge amount of real estate. many of us waking up to temperatures into the 20s, 30s and 40s. all the way down into central texas. it's no wonder we have a wide number of frost and freeze advisories. that stretch through the ohio valley into texas. many of these will expire as the sun comes up. just about everyone east of the rockies will see high
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temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below the average. now, here's a look at what you can expect. >> it will feel like november around here. take a look outside. our sunrise with those fiery clouds. the sun coming up right now. that is absolutely gorgeous. we're at 46 degrees right now. we're dry but we're talking about some rain showers for later today. starting about noon time. the high just 50 to 56 degrees. so pretty darn chilly after that cold start. and, again, some wet weather, it will continue through the evening. >> and that's your weather. savannah, over to you. >> all right, maria. thank you. police in philadelphia are investigating a wild scene at a hotel over the weekend. a brawl involving two wedding parties that ended with injuries, arrests and one man's death from a heart attack. nbc's katy tur that is the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the nasty crash was all caught on tape. right now they are not sure how it all started but police here
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in the city of brotherly love say it was too many people with too much to drink, and now one of those families is in mourning. this isn't the wedding video they were hoping for. watch as philadelphia cops try to break up a fight between not just one but two wedding parties early sunday morning. look carefully, and you'll see a woman in white fall to the ground. >> did somebody just hit the bride? >> reporter: that is max from films the whole thing from the philly sheraton. >> started punching each other and hitting each other and the police came in and started clubbing people. >> reporter: police tell nbc news as many as 100 people were locked in this brawl which started with one wedding party in the hotel bar and escalated when someone from another wedding party arrived and was hit with something. police had to call for backup not once, but twice, and said all of the chaos was made worse by alcohol.
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a number of people were injured, and a 57-year-old man believed to be the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack and died. a family's happiest day turned into its ugliest. >> the sheraton couldn't really do much. it was out of their hands. there were too many people who probably had too much to drink >> reporter: sheraton released a statement saying they were cooperating with the ongoing police investigation and offered heartfelt condolences to the family. as of now, one person is under arrest for assault. more charges could come. philly police say they are reviewing that videotape to see if anything could have directly contributed to that one man's death. savannah. >> katy tur in philadelphia. 7:15. once again here's willie. ohio, where voters have picked the winners of the last 12 presidential races and one area of the state is getting a lot of attention from both the president and from mitt romney.
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nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell is in cincinnati. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. we know winning ohio is critical but the real fight is happening on smaller turf, places like this, home to 800,000 people who know they are among the most sought-after voters anywhere. now in parts of the state, it's really predictable, for obama or for romney, hamilton county could go either way and might decide it all. picking sides in cincinnati is usually a fight over who makes the city's best chili, piled high and smothered in cheese, but now it's about ohio's biggest fall prize. >> register to vote right here. update your voter registration. >> reporter: winning southwest ohio's hamilton county. >> it is ground zero, right where we are. >> it's a county that president bush won in '01 but barack obama won in '08. >> reporter: the county has traditionally gone republican. >> this is a place we plan to reclaim in 2012. >> that looks like --
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>> reporter: a shot at victory. >> what are the streets -- >> >> reporter: means countless steps and thousands of front doors. >> hi. my name is shelby with organizing for america, president obama's re-election team. >> reporter: volunteers who will risk the dreaded hangup. >> just wondering if you will be supporting mitt romney and paul ryan this november. >> reporter: the democratic party is all about banking support by encouraging early voting. what sort of pressure do you feel as the county chair? >> a lot. >> reporter: democrats need local college students involved and a big repeat turnover from african-americans. >> the support is here for the president, and i know that the republicans are worried about that. >> reporter: republicans are relying on well-guarded and complex consumer data to find potential supporters, many who don't always vote, and get them to vote early, and their biggest ambition is winning back independents and republicans who picked obama last time. in 2008, who did you vote for?
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>> obama. >> reporter: and this year? >> romney. >> reporter: valerie and robert herman voted obama in '08 but call themselves undecided now. >> frankly i still don't really know what i'm going to do. >> there are disappointments, disappointments about where he said he would be today and we're not there, and my general enthusiasm has waned for him. >> reporter: many voters here say they are feeling the pressure that their votes could swing the state. >> elections are always tense, but it just seems like more people are very distressed about the outcome of this one. >> i feel so privileged i think to be a hamilton county voter and to have that spotlight hon what we're doing. >> reporter: and local democrats tell me that their enthusiasm was slower to develop this year, but they think they have got it now. while republicans say they want to drive up as many votes as they can, not only to win the county but to offset some of the support the president has elsewhere in the state. the candidates are here, it seems, almost every day, willie, and voters are really under the
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gun to deliver one way or the other. willie had? >> all right. kelly o'donnell for us this morning from ohio. 7:18. here again is savannah. thank you. cable heavyweights jon stewart and bill o'reilly have a lot to say and over the weekend they squared off in a spirited online debate. craig melvin has more on the showdown. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. organizers called it the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium. for 90 minutes jon stewart and bill o'reilly traded jabs over the serious and substantive, but much of the night was spent on silliness and schtik. >> virtually challenged candidate. >> the altitude is really rough up here. >> reporter: across the ring the face of fox news who took along a few props. >> it's boring. >> reporter: a night tailor made
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for laughs. >> my friend bill o'reilly is completely full of [ bleep ]. >> two personalities such as yourself, who are almost polar opposites, politically, share a willingness to come together when congress can't? what advice would you give congress? >> and what would you like for christmas, little boy? >> reporter: but after the lap dance, some fire and substance about so called entitlements. >> they advertise on the radio for food stamps, are you kidding me? >> why is it that if you take advantage of a tax break and you're a corporation you're a smart business man, but if you take advantage of something that you need to not be hungry you're a moocher? what kind of business is in a? >> they also sparred over health care. >> the free market has failed us in this instance. >> you can have government regulation of it. just don't have them run it! >> reporter: one rare point of agreement, iraq. >> should not have gone to iraq.
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afghanistan we had to. >> bill o'real, we should not have gone into iraq. >> reporter: outside and online there was anger not over what was being said but over the snail's pace of the live stream. after paying 4.95 thousands moved to facebook to complain. >> thank you for coming out to see us. >> reporter: after the debate o'riley and stewart apologized for the technical glitches and offered refunds and then in a show of surprising and unprecedented restraint no victory dance around the ring. >> i don't think you can look at these things, you know, of this idea it's a match and there's a winner and the winner takes all. >> the display that you saw tonight is why america is america, you know. robust, creative, no holds barred. >> get off. >> reporter: half of the proceeds of that event will be going to various charities choosen by o'riley and stewart.
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one historical note here, savannah guthrie, probably the first time in the history of debates that martin van buren and lil wayne have ever been referenced on the same stage. >> let me google that just to make sure. craig melvin, thanks so much. >> i think the lincoln/douglas debate. >> like how they did the post-debate debrief, like a sporting event. >> their rival is very interesting. >> bipartisanship on tv. >> they can do it. just ahead, the man behind "kony 2012" opens up about his very public meltdown in an exclusive interview. and a happy ending for a woman who survived a brutal assault and was told she would woman who survived a brutal asthe wheat in every mini-wheat has gotta be just right.
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♪ 45 bushels of wheat ...all morning long. there's a big breakfast... [ mini ] yee haw! those fun little biscuits. good morning. it's 7:26 on this monday, october 8th. breaking news on the roads and rails. >> looking good right now on 495 with the exception of the incident that occurred on the outer loop just before richie marlboro road. they got that out of the way very quickly. just a slight delay. if you're taking mass transit, viris not running because of the federal holiday. the e station at market station now gone. expect delays on the blue and orange line. >> we've got a chilly look at your forecast.
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as the sun continues to rise, it's going to get lost amongst all the clouds. look at that. we've got a mostly cloudy sky already. the temperature, 46 degrees right now. with a light wind in it. it is dry right now but showers in about lunchtime today.
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your high temperature, it will feel like november. between 50 and 56 degrees. rain continues through the
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it started to go to a point where my mind started to turn against me and it went click, i was not in control of my mind or body. >> you probably recognize jason russell, the filmmaker behind "kony 2012." opening up to jenna bush hager about his very popular meltdown earlier this year. how is he doing now? we'll hear from him and meantime inside studio 1a, i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist. matt will be back tomorrow. >> also ahead this morning. are you one of those parents who tweets or facebooks every time your kid loses a tooth or gets an "a" on a test. if you are one of those parents, milestones big and small beware of oversharing because one blogger is watching and could be
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having a little fun at your expense. we will meet her. >> okay. just ahead, legendary rocker pete townsend will be here to talk about his new memoir detailing his life in the who, his difficult childhood and why he says he regrets not facing the child pornography case he faced in 2003. let begin this half hour with new details on a story that gripped viewers in 2010. a woman who helped catch her attackers decades after she was abducted and sexually assaulted. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen here with an update on that story. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: what a story for a monday. met a lot of people, done a lot of stories, but no question this is the most inspirational person i have ever met. it is a miracle she's even alive. jennifer never gave up, never let her rapist win, but he did take one thing from her, her dream of having kids. because of the rape, doctors said it's nearly impossible for jennifer to have kids. well, guess what?
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jennifer never thought she would be here, eight months pregnant, just a little heartbeat away from being a mom. >> i'm 44. >> last time we talked you sat in that very seat you told me i wanted a big family and i don't think i could have it and here you are. >> two years later expecting a baby. i can't believe it. >> reporter: after all, the path to this joyous moment was riddled with pain. as a little girl in 1990 they didn't come any cuter than jennifer. like so many 8-year-olds her biggest fear was sleeping in the dark. >> i remember saying just because i love you, mom, i'm going to go sleep in my own bed tonight. >> reporter: then the unthinkable. >> i woke up to a man running with me down the sidewalk of our apartment. he had come in through the window and kidnapped me. of course, i tried to scream.
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he immediately covered my nose and mouth, put me in his vehicle, and we drove off. i remember him holding a knife to my throat in the front seat of the car and asking me if i was scared. the next thing i remember after that is him dragging me through this field by my ankles, raped me and then he slit my throat from ear to ear and left me in the field to die. >> did you think you were going to die in that field? >> i knew i was going to die. >> reporter: neighborhood kids playing hide and go seek found her the next day, barely alive. jennifer was rushed to the emergency room. >> i was writing notes in the hospital because i could not physically speak, and they said i would never be able to talk again. >> reporter: just days later a miracle. jennifer got her voice back. >> these days it's hard to get me to be quiet. >> reporter: in fact, she spent the next 19 years speaking up,
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working with police to crack her own case, and she did. investigators caught him sexually abusing another woman, matched his dna to jennifer's crime scene nearly 20 years earlier. suddenly her rapist had a name. dennis earl bradford, a married welder, a father himself. >> what was it like getting the call, he's captured, we found him? >> it was the most amazing moment of my life. >> not a single day goes by where i don't see that baby. >> reporter: and soon police had a confession. after decades of silence, bradford opened up. >> i took that little girl out there, and i raped her and i cut her throat. >> reporter: bradford later hanged himself in his jail cell. >> as a result of him raping me i have -- as an 8-year-old child
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i cannot have children normally. >> reporter: something was stolen from you. >> i'm an only child. i've always wanted a big family, and to know that i have to now rely on medical advances and doing in vitro, and there's a chance that might not even work. >> reporter: but jennifer's persistence paid off, again. >> love you. >> love you. >> reporter: starting ivf treatments with the help of this man she calls an angel. dr. craig whitz. >> this really is a story of survival. >> reporter: this really touched you? he offered jennifer expensive in vitro services for free. >> it was without any thought,
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you know, for god sake, what can we do to help this person to try to make things right. >> reporter: and boy did he ever. the girl who never gave up is about to have a little girl of her own. this is a miracle baby. >> she is, yeah. >> reporter: have you thought about what you're going to tell your daughter one day about what happened to you? >> i always sought justice for myself and for others, so i hope that from my whole experience she can see, that you know, i kept going and hope that she learns from that and always stands up for herself and what she believes in. >> reporter: be strong like mom? >> right. >> reporter: jennifer and her fiance jonathan are expecting next month, sweet justice. >> i feel like this is my happy ending. >> reporter: and jennifer isn't done yet. she wants more kids, and the chance to have a big family, and she may get that chance. doctors froze eight of her fertilized embryos after her ivf treatment so this is just the beginning of that happy ending.
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we wish her so much luck. >> what an incredible story. >> amazing woman. >> an amazing woman. >> you get sadness and anger and in the end you get strength from her. >> reporter: >> she's great. >> now the tough turn to weather. for that we go to mah maria larosa. good morning. >> definitely chilly here in new york city, but for so many of us you're dealing with temperatures today that aren't only going to into the 40s. for basically the eastern half of the country, high temperatures are going to be 10 to 20 degrees below the average. look at piedmont, north carolina, into the mid-atlantic, 40s with rain today. it is going to feel pretty nasty. we've got that boundary coming down across the south. oklahoma city down below freezing. the earth yefl freeze on record for you. it's the west coast that's feeling pretty good with all that sunshine. we'll see 68 degrees in seattle. the northern tier, a few showers. not too much snow mixed in with that. here's a look at what you can expect. >> it's dry now but we're expecting a chilly afternoon.
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starting early afternoon, chilly and wet. outside right now, you can see the sun continuing to come up there with the cloud cover atop. we are expecting quite a few clouds today too of course with that rain on its way. 46 is our temperature currently. reagan national airport, the high today going up to just 50, to 56 degrees, with the rain coming in. so we're wet for the afternoon, can you get a check of your weather any time at the weather channel or at willie, back over to you. >> all right, maria. thank you very much. coming up, the actress just named the sexiest woman alive. but up next, the man behind the "kony 2012" phenomenon opens up to jenna bush hager about his recovery about his very public breakdown, right after this. for months, i had this deep pain all over my body.
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back now at 7:42. jason russell became an overnight sensation with his "kony 2012" video, but a short time later he suffered a very public break doup. he sat down with "today" contributing correspondent jenna bush hager to talk about the fallout and how he's doing now. jenna, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. when one of jason russell's videos went viral and ignited a worldwide movement, what he wanted for so long became what almost destroyed him. >> for 26 years kony has been kidnapping children into his rebel group, the lra. >> reporter: when "invisible children" uploted its new video last march the mission was simple. make joseph kony fils-aime. >> and i'm about to tell you exactly how we're going to do it. >> reporter: kony 2012 was a call to action to stop the lower resistance army and the tragedies they were committing in uganda. >> the night i first met jacob
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he ted me when he and other children were living through. >> reporter: by the time he was 12 years old jacob had already been abducted by the lra and watched in herror as they killed his brother. when filmmaker jason russell heard his story he knew he had to share it with the rest of the world. "kony 2012" became the most watched viral video in history with more than 100 million views in less than six days. what was that week like for you? >> it was so chaotic. i mean, it was so exciting because it felt like the world was for us, and then at the same time it was heartbreaking and felt almost like a nightmare because it felt like the world was against us. >> average close to 1 million hits per hour. >> reporter: suddenly jason was everywhere, flying across the country, doing television interviews about the video, and then facing scrutiny about the charity after the website crashed and thousands of orders
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for action kits went unfilled. all of the pressure started to take a toll on jason behind the scenes. >> i didn't know what i was doing. >> reporter: after dedicating nearly ten years of his life to the children of uganda, it took only ten mitts on a san diego street corner for jason's whole world to unravel. >> what? >> reporter: that's jason, ten days after the release of "kony 2012," naked, pacing, screaming, all captured on video and posted tmz. tell me about that day. >> my mind couldn't stop thinking about the future. i literally thought i was responsible for the future of humanity. like it started to go into a point where my mind finally turned against me, and there was a moment where, click, i was not in control of my mind or my body. >> reporter: doctors called the episode a psychotic break. had a was that like for your family? >> i mean, it's hard for my wife to talk about it still because
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it was so scary and traumatizing. >> reporter: jacob, the ugandan boy featured in "kony 2012," is now a 22-year-old man studying to become a lawyer. when he saw jason's meltdown on the internet jacob worried that his friend had sacrificed too much to save him and the other ugandan children from a terrible fate. >> the cause of everything that is going on in his life snow blamed it on yourself? >> yeah. i was asking myself, what if i hadn't met him, and what if i had not told him my story. >> reporter: how have you taken care of yourself in the last couple of months? >> it's just been really spending time with my family, a lot of, like, slowing down, you know, yoga, therapy, and it's really been healing for the mind, body, soul. >> show her the beginning of the movie. >> reporter: today jason is back at work updating the story of jacob and the international manhunt for joseph kony. it's called "move," an appeal to
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supporters to march on washington on november 17 and demand that world leaders bring kony to justice. >> i don't think anything can compete with the perfect storm of "kony 2012" but we do hope that millions of people do see this next film and know that we are still committed. >> reporter: jason and invisible children are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle for a second time. they uploaded the new movie "move" to youtube last night. savannah, i asked him is he ready for this, interviews, and he said this time he's going to take his health much more seriously. >> good to see him doing better. jenna bush hager, thanks for this story. appreciate it. still ahead, we'll take a turn and show you four websites that will change the way you shop online. but up next big bird goes on "snl" to talk about his surprising place in the presidential race. ♪ [ male announcer ] 20,000 btus produce a delicate sear. double-oven range makes dinner and dessert --
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i was walking down the street the other day and i felt that everybody recognized me. >> okay. >> yeah. it's so weird to think that just a few days ago i could just blend in like every other perfectly normal 8 foot tall talking bird. >> cute. >> we have to say savannah guthrie was hanging around studio 8h around "saturday night live" and met big bird. >> my mom is in town. brought her to the dress rehearsal for "snl" and donna who works here took us backstage and i met big bird. i have to tell you something came over me when i saw big bird on stage. i became 5 again. i went like this to my mom, and i went, mom, big bird. i don't know what happened, and i met him and told him that. i said i grew up with you and it's really neat. the same person has been doing it since 1969. >> '69, yeah. >> so he's all of our big birds. >> is it true that you were actually taller than 8 foot tall big bird? >> oh, no, you didn't, miss
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good morning. i'm angie goff. the nfl is look into how the redskins handled robert griffin iii's injury. he suffered a concussion in the skins loss to the falcons. the team announced he had been shaken up. but nfl rules state a team must provide accurate and timely injury information and doctors will re-examine rg3 today. a chilly start to the week. weather and traffic are next.
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the low 40s with the exception of inside the beltway. you can see montgomery county, culpepper county, 41, the temperature. 47 degrees in d.c. the high today, 50 to 56 degrees, and turning welt. showers developing about noon time today. >> not too bad out there right now. hrv restriction lanes restricted with the exception of maryland, accident at the outer loop at richie marlboro road has been taken out of the way. also an incident eastbound prince william parkway sudly manor drive, traffic gets by the left. >> for now, back to the "today"
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8:00 now on this monday morning. it's the 8th of october, 2012. it is a chilly, chilly start to the day here in mid-town manhattan, everybody bundled up on our plaza. any idea what the temperature is right now? >> feels like 47. >> okay. i'll buy it. >> you don't know the answer. >> i don't know. >> i was absolutely asking. good morning to everyone in the crowd. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. >> we do have the weather. >> we'll get the forecast from maria in a moment. meantime, you hear that? there is a reason that we are playing the who this morning because pete townsend is here. he's out with a new memoir. he talks about his life in the works some of the struggles he's
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had over the years, some of the wild times. we're going to catch up with him and chat about that coming up. >> i just met him a few moments ago. my year has been officially been made. >> is that like you bowing down over there? >> all downhill from there and joran van der sloot serving a sentence for murder, becoming a father. that's what we're hearing this morning. details on that. >> all right. >> and we'll talk to the creator of a blog who takes aim at parents who overshare online. it's extremely popular. some say it's hilarious and others say it crosses the line. this woman behind it, not a parent, by the way, answers her critics in a first live television interview. >> did a poll on to ask if this site is funny or mean-spirited, we'll reveal that in a moment. i think you'll be surprised by the results. >> you got me hooked. >> now to natalie at the news desk. hey, nat. >> good morning, savannah and willie. good morning, everyone. mitt romney delivers a major
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speech on foreign policy in virginia set to accuse president obama of being massive on middle eastern affairs and a failing to back up words with action. president obama meanwhile campaigns in california where he headed a celebrity -- driven fund-raiser, his campaign released an ad calling romney amateur itch and inexperienced on foreign policy. joran van der sloot has reportedly impregnated a woman who visited him in prison. he's serving a 28-year sentence for murdering a young woman. the paper says the pregnancy is beyond the third month and the paper says van der sloot confirmed the news in a phone call. police believe a backpack and water bottle found sunday belonged to an a denver-area girl. the items were found miles from
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jessica ridgeway's home. police intensified their search for jessica this weekend. she was last seen on her way to meet classmates on her way to school but she never arrived. now more from wall street. good morning to you, kayla. >> reporter: wall street is relatively sleeping on this columbus day holiday, but investors are still finding thorns in that relatively positive jobs report from last friday. this week we also have earnings from u.s. companies like jpmorgan chase and the parent company of pizza hut. signs of a slowing economy expected from corporate america there, but that concern, natalie, not hurting the stock market, at least right now. the dow jones industrial average near levels it hasn't seen in five years. back to you. >> kayla tausch at the new york stock exchange, thanks. now a look at what's trending. announced sunday that mila kunis has been named its sex i have the woman alive. the 29-year-old actress poses on the magazine's november cover in
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nothing but a pair of skin tight slacks. magician david blaine's latest stunt has made him a lightning rod for criticism online. fans can watch live on youtube as blaine spends three straight days standing in a 1 million volt manmade lightning storm while wearing a metal suit. a 69-year-old physics professor says the trick is so tame he'd do it himself, but he would need to take a nap. and jay-z and his wife beyonce brought down the house with their final concert this weekend to open the new barclay center in brooklyn. he even took the subway to the show where the couple performed "young forever" and "crazy in love." cool concert all right. 8:04. now back outside to savannah and willie. >> let's check in with maria i larosa to ask her what the temperature is. >> a little bit chilly, a hardy
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crew ready to take on the chill. let's take a look at lima, ohio, our pick city. wlio, sunny and cool and 56 right sunshine obviously not going to do a whole lot in a lot of spots because we are seeing temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average. take a look where the rain is. we're seeing temperatures there also into the 40s and 50s. a little bit raw from atlanta on to the mid-atlantic. it's off to the west. it must be the place to be. in through the four corners. 73 in denver today. you'll see 65 in san francisco. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a look at what you can expect. >> we are warming up. it is still chilly outside. the fact that we've got cloudy skies certainly does not help. carlton hill at 70 degrees. baileys crossroads now coming in at 43. high temperature today, 50 to 56 degrees. very november-like today with rain on the way about lunchtime. we'll see showers continue through the afternoon. through the evening, probably
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ending around 3:00 a.m. in the morning. the h j to give a shutout to these bff, sandy and robert, look at you cutie pies. what's your secret? >> we forgive each other. >> unconditional love. >> congratulations, guys. >> thank you so much. >> check out your weather any time at back to you, savannah. >> moms all around me on the plaza. moms, do you put pictures of your kids online? >> yes. >> no. >> i just got a no. >> a lot of parents do. coming up next, we'll introduce you to a blogger who kind of makes fun of parents who put all those pictures and post about their kids online is. she hilarious, or is it kind of mean? back after this. when it comes to toilet paper,
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but first more on the website that has a lot of people talking. >> reporter: hoops in a toddler's hair, a vomiting baby and potty training that has clearly missed its mark. it seems there is no joy of parenting too private to share, and you can find it all on with 1.5 million hits a month it's become must-read material, readers eager to see just how much the mommies and daddies are willing to share. from i can't believe they posted that picture, to status updates hijacked by overzealous parents. for example, kevin writes anyone up for going to see a movie this weekend? bailey replies. i haven't seen a movie at theater since 6 months into my last pregnancy with huge ten-pound guy who destabilized my pelvis. it's that kind of oversharenting that created blair koenig to
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create the blog. anonymous for three years the 30-year-old childless writer was recently unmasked by the "the new york post" and outed herself on "the rikki lake show." i don't want to highlight one particular person. >> while fans love the takedown of parenting tmi, moms themselves have mixed opinions. >> i don't think it's fair for anyone to judge. >> i mean, they are cute to see how they are growing up, but then sometimes it is too much overwhelming at times. >> reporter: some mom bloggers say koneig's too hard on the online parenting community. >> and i can guarantee if she decides she wants to become a parent she will be there and will really appreciate the community that's there to support her. >> reporter: whatever your feelings are on oversharenting, you may never look at a parmesan shaker the same way. >> blair
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koenig is here as well as parenting tipster. ladies. >> as a parent. we overshare. i have a 5 and 3-year-old, we send pictures and tweets and everything else, but what gets a lot of people about your blog is you seem to be obsessed with it. why does it upset you so much? why does it bother you so much? >> it doesn't actually bother me. i think it's just an interesting cultural phenomenon, and when i saw that nobody else is talking about, it i decided that i would just go ahead and take the lead. it's not really an obsession so much as an interest and how parents are using social media. >> so some people say it's a little bit mean-spirited, and i recognize this all started with the old christmas letters. remember those, the family letters would go out and we'd hear every details of our friend's child, their life, everything going on, but now it's twitter, now it's facebook. these are weekly, daily, hourly updates. is it about the tools we have
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now? is that why we're oversharing? >> i think sometimes, yeah. we have these tools, and i think that because we're in the age where they are so new to us, some people don't want to edit themselves. i think some people have actually consciously decided i'm not going to worry about it, not going to edit myself and share the information. >> i want to hear what you had to say about this poll. we asked on is this a mean-spirited website or fun? you have the numbers. you'll be pleased. 88% at said it's funny and not mean-spirited. can you relate at all to the 12% there, the people who think it's a little bit mean? >> i think that some of those people are probably oversharers themselves or haven't checked out the site. i know it's not for everybody, but i think most of the time the reception is very positive. a lot of parents read the site, and i get a lot of e-mails from parents every day, so most people say, you know, i'm a parent myself and i don't want to know my friend's child pooped in the potty.
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>> kimberly, why do we do it as parents? we definitely do it, tell our friends every step of the way. why? >> just as human beings, whether we're a parent or not, we all have that need to feel heard, to feel valued and when we're sharing something that we're passionate about, our children, it opens up conversation about what our day is like. parenting isn't easy. we have the trauma, the triumphs and sometimes it's funny and want to share it because it can be very isolating for parents. >> what does it mean for kids? if you post information or a photograph about a kid, it can life forever online what. are the implications for kids? >> right. well, i think also with oversharing, it's a boundary issue. some of us have stronger boundaries that we've built, and we're not willing to share certain descriptive pictures about our parents or children, could hurt them in the future. if someone is doing a search on them it could make them a target for bullies and don't want to
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name our children's pictures because forever you're plastering a picture of your child on the internet forever. >> what won't you do? what won't you do? how do you protect families like this? >> i think it's just important to remember that the things that really matter are the things that are going to appeal to yourself and to your friends. just try to be considerate if your child, yours, your friends. be aware of the fact that it's not just about you. it's not just about, you know, how adorable your child is. or something that he did that might have been very disgusting that you had to deal with. sometimes your friends just don't need to know all that information and they are better off for it. >> now you have said you hope you have children in the future. do you have parents, i assume. >> i do. >> hope you have children in the future. what are you going to do that first smile that comes through, that first trip to the potty because now you cannot share a picture? >> well, i am a relatively private person when it comes to sharing already on social media, but i just think it's important
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to be -- you know, you can post that first picture of your child's smile. i think that's great. if your child has a milestone or even does something cute, talk about it, but just try to edit yourself when it comes to the oversharing. there's a difference between sharing and oversharing. >> all right. >> a little good advice this morning. ladies, thanks so much. blair koenig and kimberly clayton, thanks very much. up next, the legendary rocker pete townsend opens up about the highs and loaves his remarkable career. that's after this. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her... likes 50% more cash. but, i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes how about some cupcakes? yes lollipop? yes! do you want an etch a sketch? yes!
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also wrote majority of his band's classic songs. now, townsend is out with his memoir "who i am." pete townsend, good morning. good to see you. >> thank you. >> we're all kind of bowing down this morning. wonderful to have you here. so why did you decide to write your life story? >> i decided to write it when i was 20. it's taken me a long time. it just felt the time was right. i'm 67. if i waited any longer, i could be dead, and there's a lot to say. >> the title is "who i am," a play, of course, on the band's name but is that a question you think you answer through the book? >> i think i do, and i think i have. that's good. i'm happy who i am and i never expected that. you know, i was rather a miserable young man. >> what a life you've, and you speak of misery as a young man. you had a really hard upbringing. you write in the first pages of the book about being sent away to a grand matter wmother who w abusive. do you think that ultimately defined your life and your
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music? >> it not defined my music by definitely came out in it, definitely, definitely, and could i see evidence of it in my music that actually did lead me to get therapy to look at just that because i could see it in the lyrics, you know, that i'd had trouble as a kid. i didn't remember much about it, but the most important thing was the contrast with the fabulous stuff, the life that i had with my dad who was a band musician and i was with them and traveling with them and that part was great. with my grandmother it was dark and then back with the band again. it was a contrast that was so hard to handle, and i didn't remember much about it until i went into therapy. >> seems like a roller coaster ride. you mentioned that you don't remember much. there are hints in this book of abuse, sexual abuse even, but you never come right out and say it. is it because you don't remember or because it's just too painful? >> partly because i don't remember and partly because i don't want to delve too deeply into it. i don't know how much i would gain from going into it, and
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when i was in their, i was urged to try to go into regression and pull stuff out. you know, i don't think it was really as serious as so many people suffer, and i do think, too, that redemption for me has been through being creative and allowing it to come out. and the other thing that's wonderful is i've done that. allowed it to come out. some of it is a bit icky, some of the scenes are rather dodgy, but it's important to remember sympathy, apathy and similar experience for post-war children. >> i want to ask you about something controversial and you write about it in the book. accused of looking on a child pornography website and you've given quite a defense of it in your book. can you explain what happened? >> i was trying to prove that credit card companies were taking money for child porn. i didn't enter a website, didn't look at images, and a couple of us that were campaigning and we
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gave it up in the end because it seemed so futile. it seems strange that it's been proved that credit card companies could refuse to take money from any website that they choose, but there's too much money out there. >> and because of that, you had to actually register as a sex offender. >> i had to register as a sex offender because i wouldn't go to court. 11 computers were taken from my hou house, you know. an investigator found that i hadn't -- a forensic investigator found out that i hadn't entered the website, and -- but nonetheless, by the time the court -- the case came to -- the charges came to be presented to me, it was five month i had to wait. i was exhausted, and i felt if i went to court i would be offering myself up for sacrifice, so i was kind of waiting for this moment, to do the book, put it down, and once that actually happened is more stuff has come out. a couple of guys on the investigating force have come forward and gave me letters to
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say that they never believed and there was no evidence, that i'd actually entered a website and a guy got hold of the actual hard drive and said, you know, there's irrefutable proof that i didn't face it but now i can come and face you. it would have been tough and certainly impossible for me to go to court. >> so much to talk about, beyond, that all of your music, some of those wild days. how did you start smashing the guy tar, which later became your signature move? >> it's kind of a bit artie fartie. i was at art school, a course about rat callization art and changing the way we do art, painting and sculpture, and i used my guitar in a different way on stage. i had big amplifiers, and one day i was hamming around with my guitar and the neck broke off, and hi people in the audience from my class at art college and they were looking at me and saying, pete, this is the opportunity to go the whole way
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and i went the whole way and then it became a gimmick. >> crazy days, the classic drugs and rocki 'n' roll kind of thin, alcoholism, the whole thing. you talk about it in the book. do you ever look around and say i'm still here, i can't believe it. while so many others are not? >> because i didn't do it properly. >> well, that's one way to look at it. was there something cathartic about writing this book and putting it all down? >> yeah. there was. you know, there were bits when i thought i wish there was more. i'm coming across a bit boring but i tell the truth in the back. >> the book is not boring and it's an honor to have you here to talk about it. >> thank you very much. >> once again the book is called "who i am." just ahead, four websites that will change the way you shop after a check with your local news on a monday morning.
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8:26 on this monday, october 8th. today you should start seeing controversial pro israel ads in metro stations and on buses. metro posting the american freedom defense initiative's ad which equates muslim radicals to savages. a federal judge ruled friday metro was violating the group's first amendment rights. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. now your forecast. >> an overcast sky now. temperatures plenty chilly out there this morning. take a look at where we are right now. you can see areas in montgomery county, 41. 43, prince william county. fairfax county. down through culpepper. 47 degrees currently right inside the beltway. we'll be going up to a high temperature today to just 56 degrees right in d.c.
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expect rain, too, so you'll need a warm jacket. and also an umbrella for today. little better tomorrow. aaron. >> thanks, traffic is next. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires.
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8:30 now on this columbus day. it's monday morning, october 8th, 2012. a day off for kids across the country. we have a big crowd in rockefeller plaza celebrating this beautiful but i have to say a little bit chilly. did we ever find out the temperature in. >> getting better, getting better. >> used to be able to see it on the wall. oh, well. >> i didn't see it. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt and
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natalie morales here. coming up, if you need to add pieces to your ward wroeb, and you were just saying you needed pieces, we have some websites that will change how you shop from everything from shoes to makeup and so much more. >> exclusive preview. a big night on "the voice," battle round begins turning teammate against teammate. two of the most popular contestants from the audition phase will perform for us live this morning. >> love the battle grounds. >> excited about that. >> what would columbus day be like without our favorite italian favorite? they are here cooking up a feast like they always do. counting down the minutes. >> when i know they are coming i don't eat for 24 hours beforehand and also doing our "take 3." a bride who is asking her bridesmaids to meet a certain amount of demands, shall we say, if they want to be bridesmaids. >> bridzilla to a whole new
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level. but first a check of the weather with maria in for al. >> you got everybody up, the whole crew, 5:30 to come on by. >> yes. >> that's true, and not a lie? >> yes. >> what's your name and where are you from? >> i'm jack hardy from macon, georgia. welcome, jack's a cutie pie, mom so you've a look at the weather. big question is, how long is this chill going to last? a look at this early week. yeah. huge amount of territory. we're talking 20 degrees below your average high temperatures. we get into the middle part of the week. you can see, later in the week, it's still everywhere, staying below average. with some rain as we get from the desert southwest on into the south. that's a look at your weather across the country. here's a look at what you can expect. >> it is cold out there. today, will be our coolest day out the workweek because
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temperatures today just 50 to 56 degrees. look at the cloud cover now. temperatures in manassas low 40s right now. 47 right now in d.c. this afternoon, your high between 50 and 56 degrees. and you will need a rain jacket or an umbrella today because showers are expected from noon time right through the >> you can check out the weather where you are any time at willie, over to you. >> maria, thank you very much. coming up next, four shopping websites to add to your list of favorites. that's next but first this is "today" on nbc.
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. back now at 8:35 with "today's style" and four websites that will change the way you shop online. jeannie mai is here with the
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tips. >> you're a wearapist. >> with all your online shopping needs. >> we start with shoe dazzle, why do you like this? >> shoe dazzle has an amazing way to invite visitors to come and within moments the site curates all of the best picks for u, makes a shoe room, a showroom, and then your friends can all shop through your showroom and can you shop through the site. anything you buy whether it's the handbags that they have now sent to you as accessories or shoes, 39.99. >> are these different brands, or shoe dazzle its own brand? >> it is its own brand, have other brands but they style for "the biggest loser," they wanted wider soles, chunkier heels and for all the seasons shoe dazzle was able to perform for me. >> all for
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>> yes, yes, yes, so i'm with you. we love vintage. very cool to have that unique piece but who has time to go and dig for treasures and such a bummer when you go and you don't find it. chelsea girl is a website made from a vintage connoisseur. shops for all these pieces available on our site. 5% of anything that you buy, goes to the charity of your choice. best part. if you've always been looking for that jacket, that buttery leather jacket or that perfect broach chelsea girl will go out and shop it for you. >> really. >> so you have a personal vintage shopper. >> very expensive look here? >> depends on your price, depends on your budget, but her prices are really, really great and i love that celebrities like rachel zoe will be shopping on it and then people like myself and my own friends and even my mom loves to shop on it. it's really fun. >> last but not least, a very
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popular site. >> yes. >> popular. >> 17 million people already know about this, but here's why i love polivor. not only do members go in and create steps that inspire you to see what you would wear to work, to a day at the park or for the weekend what, i use it for, if i have pieced in my closet, you know you've wornior our own, they shop for new pieces and break down pieces, dana max blacktop and skirt. i just picked some staples that i have in my closet, went and typed them in, and if you see here, polyvore came up with different sets on other members on how i can wear these pieces differently. >> wow. i have this particular skirt i have a maroon skirt. >> do it either way. >> do it that way, too. red skirt. what do i wear for this tan and black dress, and chances are you'll find different pieces that other people have created. >> like having your own personal jeanie mai right there. >> everybody could only wish.
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>> thank you so much. >> and we should mention, by the way, style network is a division of nbc universal. coming up next, let the battles begin. two conceptants from the voice perform for us live, but first
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♪ wait till i get back ♪ daddy's gonna love one and all ♪ ♪ and i feel the break, feel the break, and -- ♪ >> back now at 8:42 with an exclusive preview of the battle rounds that begin tonight on the nbc hit show "the voice," brian mcloughlin and add am keith from team adam levine. guys, good morning. >> hello. >> we didn't even bring out the fog machine for pete townsend. that's how big you are. we've got fog for you. is this strange for the two of you because in the battle round
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format they have turned teammates against each other, brother against brother? is it odd to be competing against a guy who has been your teammate? >> had a great time with it. friends going into it and we saw it. such different singers. we'll do our own thing and they will like one more than the other. not me against him. trying to do the best i could, and we're so different. brian, has to be a little bit of tension. at the end you want to win "the voice" and you have to eliminate him to do that. >> both well prepared and trained really well going into it. it is weird because we've become really good friends, but we're just -- we're both hungry for it, you know, so it's just -- it's down -- it's up to the coaches really, you know. >> an interesting twist to the format this time around. whoever is eliminated tonight may not just quite be done because one of the other teams could pick you up, whether it's christina or seal oerk cee lo, you'd like to go if god forbid you're eliminated?
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>> if i'm eliminatedo[ happy i anyone wants to steal me, a tough decision depending on who it is. hopefully that wins. >> is there a strategy tonight when you go head to head? differently than singing onok yr own up there? >> just do your thing, and enjoy it. like i just -- we couldn't help but keep laughing with each other, even when it came down to the performance. just having a good time the whole way through, and that's what we both want to do, just giving it our all. >> you have mary j blige helping you. is that intimidating walking into a studio with not only adam but mary j blige? >> unbelievable. one of the biggest stars in music. we're in there now working on a song and giving me advice. it was unbelievable, and it was intimidating at first but at end of the day it was constructive, and they were trying to help us and sort of make us the best that we can be so it's really exciting. >> i'm going to stop talking and let you guys sing. we'll fire up the fog machine
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and let you gays go. gentlemen, take it away. ♪ ♪ i ain't got no crystal ball ♪ well i had a million dollars but i spent it all ♪ ♪ ♪ i really want to know, my baby ♪ ♪ i really want to say ♪ it's love that i need
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♪ o ♪ ♪ and i feel the break, feel the break and i gotta love it all ♪ ♪ oh, yeah. and i wear that i really want to know ♪ ♪ my baby ♪ i really want to say i can't define ♪ ♪ love makes it go ♪ if he knows what is good for him ♪ ♪ believe me when i say that i've got something him ♪ ♪ i really want to know ♪ my baby, i really want to say ♪ ♪ is there just one ♪ way back
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♪ yeah >> well done, gentlemen. thank you. >> thank you. >> thanks for being here. >> you can see the two of these guys tonight on "the voice" right here on nbc. that's at 8:00, 7:00 central. good luck tonight, fellows. good luck to both of you. when we come back,
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this morning on "today's kitchen," what's on the menu, a columbus day feast. we're preparing a special meal using some of the ingredients that christopher columbus had. guaranteed. okay. here to help us, mary, anthony and an. happy columbus day. >> thank you. >> happy columbus day. >> he sailed with the prosciutto. tonight we invited christopher columbus to come to our restaurant tonight. we went to him on the nina, the
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pinta and -- >> santa maria. >> the first thing we did, one of his favorites. it's a polenta with sauteed apples and prosciutto. he loved prosciutto, loved it. >> good man. >> now we have a new thing. these cans can be bought in kitchen supply stores or online, and they are sardine cans, and we make this appetizer with raw tuna, okay. and a little salt, garlic, a little pepperoni. >> that looks good. >> and some lemon. >> but you don't serve it raw. >> wait, wait, wait. >> i can't wait. look. it's hot oil. whoa! >> it just cooks it right up in there. >> you bet. >> and in two minutes we cover
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it. >> yeah. >> and in two minutes, a merial. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. listen, if you have a lot left over, can you make tuna salad tomorrow. >> i love it. that's a show stopper. thank you so much. >> over to anthony. this is your guy. >> we're on the ship, right, we're rocking back and forth. >> i'm with you. >> what we having for dinner, who wants to eat? everybody is fishing, but we have stuff on board so let's start with like a fish stew. so let's use garlic. >> okay. olive oil, a little olive oil. going to have a little onion on board. marjoram and oregano, a little red pepper. we're going to start with that, really let that cook really well, a little fennel. >> he was on that ship for five days and it's all fresh. >> on the ship saying what are we going to do today, you know what i'm saying? then we cook that down. we'll add the tomato.
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going to add a little white wine. >> smells good. >> that's going to reduce. tomato sauce, okay. now, the fish. i don't want to push the fish in the stew because it's going to break up. it's very tender. we're going to use a bronzino. cook this right on top, cover it and almost steam it. a little bit more salt, and a little olive oil. we're going to cover it for 10, 15 minutes. it's going to come up. we're going to serve it like this. >> beautiful. >> add a fresh day-old bread or crunchy bread. >> in 10, 15 minutes, that's it to cook it right through. >> exactly. >> that's all it takes. >> would have been lucky to have that aboard that ship. that's beautiful. >> all right. >> what are we working on back here? a brown butter apple cake? >> that's right and even christopher columbus knew that butter makes everything taste better, you know, so here we're starting and it's apple season. choose which ever apple you
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like. we're sauteing it in some brown butter. we want it to soften. >> you leave the skins on. >> leave the skins on. >> and then here we have our mixture of almond flour, regular flour and some sugar. >> mm-hmm. >> and now we're just going to add this in. i know it's a tight squeeze. >> no, no, no, if i could just move you. >> in other words, get out of my way. >> on the ship there's not a lot of room. >> exactly. >> so we mix this in. >> okay. >> now we're going to blend this to together, and once again it's pretty simple, yeah, and then we're going to add our egg whites. >> okay. >> we mix it together, vanilla, and then we'll put it in our pie shell. >> okay. >> how long do we bake it for? >> we're going to make it for about 15 minutes at 350. >> is that how long you blend it, just that fast? >> it's a little more done. >> well, you know. >> i'm not used to --
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>> we have all the time in the world. >> this is truly a holiday. >> so we are going to just mix this around. we'll bake it for about 15 minutes at 350, and then this is what it shall look like, and we top it off with some caramel sauce. >> how do you make that? >> this is very simple. it's just, believe it or not, can water and sugar and heavy cream, so they simple. >> how christopher columbus would make caramel sauce. >> i liked to end every meal with it. >> he's coming to us tonight. he's not cooking. >> has a reservation, by the way. >> you know, this is the way it is. >> okay. >> and who is eating presen ini? >> i am.
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>> you can't pick it up. we better not. >> here we go. >> as we eat, we are going to check in with jason kennedy who is downstairs and he has a look what's coming up in the next hour. >> hello, savannah. practicing my putting stroke. playing golf for 15 years. here's this upsetting this. michael phelps guy, 18 gold medals, the swimmer, he's in scotland. over the weekend he decides i'm going to just start playing golf, so here's the shot. i'm not a numbers guy, but that's really far away. it's 153 feet which is like 50 yards. >> wow. >> the putt, yes, it's still going, and going and going, i haven't even done this in 15 years, does it after just a couple of days of playing golf. he makes it look easy. am i jealous? is that why i'm talking like this. i'm very jealous. a great "take 3" coming up. the first male model on "the price is right." willie, come on, we're excited about this. >> so sorry you didn't get that. >> i submitted my head shot but
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to no avail. too much polenta goes right to the behind. >> thanks so much. >> first on a monday morning we get a check of your local news and weather. good morning. it's 8:56 on this monday, october 8th. mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. in the past, the republican has been critical of the president's policies on israel, iran and libya. virginia continues to play a huge role in the race to the white house. weather and trough rick next.
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a cold start. we've transitioned from cold to chilly. it's going to stay chilly
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through the day with quite a few clouds around the area. even showers coming up later. take a look. mount pleasant. you're at 49 degrees. rising. still in the low 40s. all the other counties surrounding the area. quite chilly right now. your high today, 50 to 56 degrees. that rain starts about noon time today. mike. >> thank you, veronica. it's columbus day so no serious delays now. hov restrictions have been lifted. a lot of metro delays because of the holiday and construction. no mart trains. >> more news in 25 minutes. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs.
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i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. back now with more of "today" on this monday morning. it's the 8th day of october, 2012. we've got a big columbus day crowd hanging out with us on rockefeller plaza. we're saying hello to them on a chilly day here but enjoying it very much. good morning, again. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt, and coming up we haven't eaten a lot of polenta. we'll tell you how to get healthy. really good ideas and ways to add to your routine. a week long health and wellness plan. starting with really simple things you can incorporate into your daily routine. >> speak for yourself on the polenta. i had the bronzino.
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coming down, the next male model on "the price is right." male model, making a little bit of history, if you want to call it that. one of the hot topics we'll take on on "take 3." our special guest our good friend jason kennedy doing loose. >> is that the cabbage patch. >> look at that. male modeling. >> modeling a new gas range or a camper or whatever maybe in the showcase showdown. >> exactly, by amana. remember? and then also ahead, cupcakes. we went from health and now we're going to go to cupcakes. the stars of "d.c. cupcakes" will share some of their special recipes for halloween treats when we get started in a few minutes but first natalie morales with a check of the day's top stories. >> good morning, again. good morning, everyone. republican nominee mitt romney is tackling foreign policy in virginia today where he's calling for more assertive u.s. action in overseas conflicts. the obama campaign is dismissing the planned romney remarks calling the republican a quote
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unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. meantime, an infusion of cash for president obama came in sunday night at a star-studded fund-raiser in california. joking about his lackluster debate performance last week the president quipped that unlike the hollywood a-listeners the room he doesn't always perform flawlessly. voters in venezuela have re-elected socialist president hugo chavez for another six-year term. he's a longtime critic of washington. he defeated opposite leader henrique capriles amid growing frustration of crime, corruption and power outages. venezuela has the largest crude oil reserves. at least 20 new cases of fungal meningitis occurs as the deadly outbreak linked to steroid injection spreads to nine states and 91 people are now infected as the new england company that produced the injections widens the recall. the steroid is frequently used to treat back pain, and authorities say thousands of patients may have been injected with drugs from the affected
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facility. a mixed report on the state of security at one of the nation's busiest airports. screeners at newark liberty airport are only carrying out passenger pat-downs correctly some 16.7% of thevn@ time. the report from undercover tsa teams also found that screeners only take appropriate action on restricted items about 25% of the time, but screeners did get perfect scores on removing prohibitive items and displaying good listenin skills. police believe a backpack and water bottle found sunday belonged to a 10-year-old denver-area girl missing since friday. >> we believe the backpack to be jessica's. >> reporter: the focus of the investigation into the disappearance of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway shifted on sunday after her backpack and water bottle were found roughly 15 miles away from her home. >> identifying that we believe it's her backpack is something that allows our investigation to focus and broadens and expands
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that investigation. >> if you see anything that you think is significant, get your attention. >> reporter: jessica's mother was the last to see her as she left for school on friday. her mother just finished her overnight shift and woke to discover her daughter had disappeared. >> if you got her, get her back to her parents. we would appreciate it. she's a beautiful wonderful little girl, and we want her back. >> if it was my child, i would want someone out here looking for my child. >> reporter: hundreds of people from jessica's colorado community joined the search over the weekend. >> a community out here right now that's pulling together to find every piece of evidence they can to get this girl back to her mom. >> reporter: jessica's father lives in missouri. her parents had been in court recently regarding her custody. however, police say at this point there is no person of interest in her disappearance. and an amber alert has been in effect for jessica since friday. the international space station is getting a special delivery from the u.s., an unmanned privately owned rocket and cargo capsule launched sunday night bringing some 882
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pounds of food, clothing and other scientific supplies to the space station. perhaps the most anticipated item in the dragon capsule, a freezer containing chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream. nasa has turned to the private sector to supply the space station since the retirement of the space shuttle program last year. a spectacular crash caught on tape sent a california liquor store owner to the hospital. security cameras were rolling as the truck came crashing through the wall shattering shelves full of liquor bottles. the driver, who fled the scene, was tracked down and charged with driving under the influence. liam neeson's return as a retired cia officer drove the sequel "taken 2" to the top of the box office with 50 million in ticket sales. adam sandler's "hotel transylvania" was second place and "pitch perfect" was in third and now to maria larosa in for al and a check of the weather.
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>> it's election season and rock the vote, purina is donating $1 you do for pet partners program so go on >> perhaps you're feeling the chill taking your friend out for a walk this morning. look at these temperatures. look at oklahoma city. 33 degrees. you got down to 31 this morning. your earliest october freeze on record. and of course we are going to be below average. in just about all those spots. the sunshine in some of these regions. look at washington, 17 degrees below your average today. dallas, 66 and 15 degrees below your average. you'll have to head out west to find any temperatures that are going to be above average. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a look at what you can expect. >> that's right, it's columbus day, but it feels a bit like
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thanksgiving. a chilly november-like day for us. cloudy now. we're expecting showers later. the temperatures, 45 to 49 degrees. a little cooler there north in montgomery county. today's high, just 50 to 56 degrees. rain starts around noon and continues through the afternoon and right through the evening. a little better tomorrow. >> and that's your weather. savann savannah, back to you. >> maria, thank you. now it's time for today's "take 3" where we talk about stories that caught our attention and our special guest is jason kennedy practicing his dance moves all morning. jason, good morning. >> good morning. >> what are we going to talk about today, male models? >> may i lead off. >> please do. >> lead story, a male model on "the price is right" introduced for the first time, rob wilson of boston, a model and an actor, won a male model open casting
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call, 26 finalists competed. >> how did they get that name tag on him? that's going to hurt when they take it off. >> viewers voted online so rob gets a week-long gig on the game show. so they are famous for their models, jason, we know, that despite the better efforts of you and me. you didn't do it, but these guys, i don't know, what do you think? >> here's what i don't understand. i heard about this four or five months ago this, campaign. they did this online thing and narrowed it down from like 300 guys to 26. it's for a week. give the guy a full season, for crying out loud. why five episodes. >> i think it's time. time we see some men in there. give the ladies something to watch. >> and you would know this. what does it take to be a good spokes model? >> i don't know what you mean. >> jason kennedy has good socks. >> need good socks. >> on "the price is right" you're not a spokes model, just a model. so when the showcase showdown comes out you have to do that and reveal. >> it's completely sexist. >> way to take a turn.
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>> i don't want male models touching the plinko chips. >> i don't know what that means exactly. >> me either. >> i'm impressed you know about the plinko chips. >> plinko is a great game. do things online. put them through a series of challenges. there was writing, singing, faking excitement. you don't see that on the show. they go like this. >> all skills that are used. >> publicity stunt probably, generate some ratings and keep it alive. >> a lot of female viewers will be happy to see it. >> finally cracked the glass ceiling, jason. did it after all these years. >> what's take 2? >> this is unbelievable. so there is apparently a bridezilla on the loose, leaked on gawker over the weekend that a bride apparently has basically set a lot of ground rules for her bridesmaids, and first off saying, you know, you have the chance to opt out if you don't want to be a brides maids, but if they say -- she basically says a couple of things here. you all have a big role in this wedding so before we continue
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i'll be setting some ground rules. very important you read and think about everything through before you accept this honor to be a brides maid, and she said if money is tight and you can't afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or won't be able to afford a dress, then l and myself don't have time to deal with that. >> she takes a tone. >> talk about bridezilla. >> a bit of a tone. >> a bit? >> the letter is hilarious. >> it is. >> because she's so tough. just not suffering. if you can't show up, if you can't afford a gift, not going to be there, you need to tell me by wednesday if you're going to be a bride, so it's really hilarious, her tone but you do understand she wonders if you're going to say you're going to be a brides maid you should commit and i understand -- >> are you defending? >> no. >> this woman is out of control, in my minute. >> i would respond with undescribe. asking them to be in three separate states, and i love my
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favorite part. if you can't do this whole fitting thing, we'll work it out. work in some sort of a system. if you can't fly in for all of the fittings. >> doesn't have time to wait around for your responses, if you don't respond right away. >> your fault is always on you. >> by the way, respond. >> some would-be bridesmaid had the last laugh because it ends up on gawker. >> leaked to gawker. >> these people already knew this woman, right? brides ma bridesmaid, they know what she is. maybe it's not a surprise. >> have you ever met anyone that was a bridezilla or gone to a wedding? >> never dealt with a bridezilla situation. been in a bunch of weddings. >> thank goodness i haven't. fortunately i've been part of their weddings, all been amazing and very low key and this is like taking it to a whole new level. >> groomsmen don't speak to each other like that. hey, bro, here's a wallet, thanks for being in my wedding. a little different for brides. >> take 3 is affleck's apology.
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ben affleck sideswiped a car over the weekend and apparently knocked off the rear view mirror. this happened in los angeles. no driver around so good old ben did the right thing and left a note on the windshield. hi, i knocked off your mirror. very sorry. will cover everything. ben, and he left a phone number. i think it's a number -- >> which wasn't his. >> a publicist. >> exactly. that's good. >> nice guy. i like him. >> why are we surprised when celebrities act like human beings? what did you think he was going to do? >> i knocked the mirror off your car. you can kick my academy award. >> i was going to say let me play devil's advocate. >> would he have done that if the paparazzi wasn't there? you would want to believe yes. >> of course he was. >> he was there with his kids like a couple hours later. he's a dad. would totally do the right thing. >> would i have him sign my rear view mirror and put that on ebay. >> great. >> there you go. >> can knock my rear view mirror off any time. >> what's our bonus?
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>> in case you missed it earlier, michael phelps, started playing golf a little while ago. in scotland over the weekend playing in a tournament. this is 17 seconds long. that's how long this putt was. 153 feet. that's basically 50 yards. >> is it going to go in? >> all downhill? >> it's downhill. >> so, wow. >> did i mention he just started playing? >> he's got 18 gold medals. >> wow. >> whoa. >> he's beating me at a game i've been playing 15 years. i haven't even gotten close to that. >> the longest putt in history. >> it was televised. >> yeah. >> that's pretty impressive. >> he's good at everything he touches. >> unreal. >> look at him. >> it's upsetting. >> hey, world. >> he's like i'm going on tour. i'm joining the pga. i'm just that good. >> something most of us never experience. too far away and the ball disappears, assume a bird took it away. >> especially downhill, forget it. lost cause. >> oh, man. >> jason kennedy, thanks for hanging around. >> appreciate it. >> good luck on the spokes modeling gig. i think it will work out.
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with prevacid24hr. this morning we're kicking off "go healthy" week, nbc universal's initiative to inspire us all for better health and wellness, and today what you can do right now to get healthy. do dr nancy schneiderman and jay bauer join us. five tips, changes you can make, that you'll both come up with. the first thing, nancy, top five, simply get moving. >> people don't like exercise. not everybody can go to the gym
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every morning so every hour on the hour at a desk job, get up and walk. it cuts down on the risk of heart disease. park away from the store. use the steps. simple things that a generation ago people did. just put movement into your day. >> also you say drinking tap water. >> i'm a big believer in tap water. most municipalities have very safe water. our kids are not getting enough flouride for their teeth now because everybody is using the bottle water. get over the bottled water. >> save some money. >> and when you go to the restaurant they will suggest bottled water. ask for plain old tap water. >> next, take a baby aspirin daily what. are the benefits of this? >> this is a caveat. talk to your doctor. i believe in baby aspirin for me because i have a little bit of heart disease. we know it cuts down on cancer of the colon and risk of heart disease and most strokes. however, it's not for everybody. but for most people, at least consider it. >> okay. you also say we all need to take more time to be in the moment.
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>> i learned this from my child. we learn most of these things from our children. i was in the backyard with my son charlie a good eight years ago. simple thing. a butterfly landed on a bush and charlie said, that's today's gift. and i thought in that moment -- >> i love that. >> -- these kids see things that we don't so i take a moment every day to either hear something, smell something or see something and let it be. because we aren't in the moment enough. >> and the last -- >> it helps us. >> the last tip -- sorry to move you along, ladies, want to make sure we get all your tips. time for sleep. >> sleep is the new sex. we talked about it. don't get enough of it. >> i'm for that. >> we don't get enough of it, and there are times you think do i want sleep or do i want exercise? i would argue that sleep is restorative and will put years on your life more than anything else. >> absolutely. >> okay. joy, let's move on to diet, and for those of us who haven't had
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breakfast yet this morning, what do we start with? >> grab something with protein, an egg, yogurt, even a string cheese and we know protein in the morning wakes us up so you're going to feel more energized. it's good for weight loss as well. the second thing starting at lunch, you want to incorporate a produce item into each and every meal, so that could be a banana with breakfast, it could be a handful of baby carrots with your sandwich at lunch or sauteed spinach or broccoli with dinner. anything goes. we know that vegetables and fruit will increase automatically the health quotient of any single meal. >> and the more color, the better. >> absolutely. >> mix it around. >> go to the grocery store and these are things to load up on. >> go to the grocery store. top tier, make sure you have reduced-fat cheese that will either say part skim or 2% milk or reduced fat. it's very, very versatile. you'll save yourself some calories and saturated fat. >> okay. >> the other thing is a bag of baby spinach up there, packed
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with nutrition and bell peppers, loaded with vitamin c which is important for the immune system. >> people have to wash that. people still have to wash that. don't put it right in your salad bowl. >> canned beans and canned salmon for the omega-3s. >> and pink salmon. >> put it in your desk drawer, so good for you. >> and when it comes to the freezer, vegetables, frozen vegetables are just as good for you as the fresh stuff. >> nuts, put them in the freezer, too. >> they are great in the freezer, crunchy and delicious and frozen berries, great in healthy batters like pancakes and muffin. >> ladies, you can seep talking all day and we can take your tips all day. we've got to go. nancy sniderman and joy bauer. coming up, how do we handle awkward situations?
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9:26 on this monday october 8th. the nfl looking into how the redskins handled robert griffin iii's injury. he suffered a concussion in the skin's loss to the falcons yesterday. at the time, the team announced he'd been shaken up. nfl rules state a team must provide accurate and timely injury information. doctors will reexam rg3 today. we'll look at weather and
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it's cloudy. it's chilly. we have a few sprinkles and light showers showing up. again, getting closer to that hour. 49, going up to a high today of 50 to 56. aaron. >> thank you, veronica. don't forget to tune in.
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>> e.t., phone home. >> well, that very long distance phone call was placed 30 years ago. can you believe it? i mean, i still remember going to the movies and watching that. we're going to be celebrating that milestone with one of the stars of the blockbuster "e.t., the extraterrestrial." henry thomas who played elliot will be here. savannah and i both had a crush on him. loved him. >> still do. >> willie geist probably does, too. >> if i look a little tired this morning, i was watching "e.t." last night on cable. seen it a thousand times. i always watch it if it's on. >> and we always cry. >> the very thought of it this morning has the both of you
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dabbing at your eyes. >> went on the bike and crossed the moon. so good. >> i love that movie. >> pretty excited about that. what else is coming up? >> well, coming up this morning, we'll take a quiz, i'm told. my first time doing this on the proper social ed death in some pretty awkward situations, and we know natalie needs a little -- >> one of our favorite segments around here. >> we're expertslú in awkward social situations, yes. also coming up, inspiration for a sweet halloween, creepy cupcakes courtesy of the women behind "d.c. cupcakes." we'll show you how to decorate like a pro. >> they do look good. >> a programming note, the band from dup lynn known as the scripps will perform in our studio tomorrow morning. love forward to it. let's get a check of the weathert( from maria larosa in r al this morning. >> a little chilly. in the alone, from new york city to oklaú2h from new york city to oklahoma city, temperatures are not just below average but in a few cases
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setting records. so that's an issue this morning from the south into the northeast. a few cold showers too. places like norfolk. it is going to feel pretty raw and miserable. some of the showers come back up, deal with the clouds. could bring some showers but they'll be rain showers this time. if you're looking for the sunny warm weather, got to head out west. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a look at what you can expect. >> the chill, it has arrived. we've got the temperatures right now in the low 40s. 43 to 45 right in the district. the high today, 56. we've got a few sprinkles. light showers that are trying to get going right now. coming in through the southwest. by around 11:00 a.m. i expect them to arrive here. lunch time, wet, so you'll neat the umbrella. pretty nice on wednesday, high >> and that's your weather. >> thank you, maria. >> separate the two of you on
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this "e.t." thing. >> acting out parts of "e.t." >> i'll be right here. >> what we're dealing with this morning. >> can you handle it? >> coming up, how well do you handle awkward situations, willie? >> i get out of the way. >> what about dorky co-hosts, how do you handle that? >> learning on the job. >> that after commercial. >> a quiz after this. ♪ every little thing has meaning ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese to our kraft natural cheese to make it creamier so whatever you make isn't just good, it's amazing. ♪ amazing with the love that i found ♪ ♪
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now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. social dos and don'ts, with the presidential election coming up, what's the right thing to do if a political argument breaks out at a party, and is it ever okay to ask if someone has had a cosmetic procedure? i think i know the answer to that one. we tackle these issues and from. the "new york times" column "social cues" and is here with a
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cue. >> i brought some sticky stuff this morning. >> give them all to handle. >> you can handle them and bring it, willie, because these two play to win. >> question one, i'm giving my husband a 40th birthday dinner at a nice restaurant and inviting his family and close friends. but lately his brother and best friends are fighting like cats and dogs over the presidential campaign. i want this dinner to be fun and about my husband. not politics. should i exclude one of them? >> no, absolutely should not. invite them both. both important to your husband. if they can't get through a 40th birthday dinner without fighting about the election, shame on them. >> i agree. >> could you call them just beforehand? >> i would make the phone call and say ground rules no, politics at the party. this is all about 40. >> i think we've got a little give them a little proactive -- >> counseling. >> head's up. one of the thing that's drowning my in box at "the times" is
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fights breaking out over politics, and if we can't learn to listen to people respectfully, we've got a big problem. >> don't talk about it at all. can't talk to each other respectfully. >> unless you're a talking head on a cable news show, be polite. >> they are not always polite. >> we can definitely do it, if we can be respectful. savannah and i could. natalie and i could. willie, i don't know about you. >> gets a little heated. >> now we'll move on to chatty bosses. i work for a boss who tells me everything about his personal life, finances, relationships, vacations, cars. i've had it. can i do anything to make this stop, or do i have to put up with it because he's the boss? ps, he's also very sensitive. they are always very sensitive. >> that's uncomfortable. >> i don't know how you broach that. >> part of the job, to listen to his personal stuff. >> when he starts talking, go to the blackberry, go to the
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computer. >> rude. >> a little passive aggressive. >> and maybe over time. >> i say reverse the role and start making your own conversation and make him feel so awkward and insecure about the whole thing. >> like how far would you go, natalie? >> so much more devious than i am. >> the roles, completely -- let him know how it feels. >> how about that? >> how about this? i love your "i love lucy" situation but how about this. how about we go -- how about we say, you know, i love talking to you, but i've got a problem. i can't finish my work, or something like that's getting in the way of work. >> so the direct approach? >> you think. >> no. >> i feel like that's irreparable damage to the relationship. grin and bear it. >> this is a tough economy, and it's finally, finally the unemployment rate is coming down. do we really want to send it up because we were honest with our bosses, probably not? >> okay. >> good point. >> question three. >> we're convinced, you win. >> my boyfriend and i were
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having a quiet drink at a neighborhood bar. a couple came in with a newborn baby and toddler, at the bar. we were horrified but nobody said anything, not even when the toddler had a meltdown. should the bartender have thrown this family out? >> that's on the parents. >> i've seen this before. >> not the bartender's role. >> bars,gzjjt)qj in bar. >> don't bring the baby into the bar. push the big bugaboo stroller into a crowded bar. i don't get if. >> some expectations of adult zones, right? >> probably. >> would you talk to the bartender, would you go up to mom and dad, what would you do? >> repressive. >> i mean, i'm just shocked that parents don't realize and first of all put themselves in that situation. when your kid is having a meltdown, i as a parent feel the need to like, okay, let's get out of here right away so i don't know if there's a way to kind of gently walk by and feel like, gosh, i can't believe the kids would bring the parents to the bar. >> again, she goes passive aggressive. we really know you, natalie. we know you. >> i would avoid.
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i would leave and go to another bar. hit all the bars. >> there's a third option, ask the bartender for a shot of bourbon and put it in the bottal  the baby. >> you stay off my bar stool i'll stay off your swingset. >> time for one more? >> sure, yes. >> okay. question four. i'm pretty sure my sister-in-law who lives across the countryf'ms had botox. no wrinkles. she looks great, and i'd like to ask her about it because i'd like tos7 my husband thinks i should keep my mouth shut. you? >> i don't think you should ask have you had botox, but could you say, you look so great, what's your skin regimen, i want to cope you and see if she offers it up. >> if she offers it up. >> does your skin regimen include injections to the forehead? >> cut to the chase on this one. unless you see the needle going into the face. >> öright. >> do not mention injectionables. >> back channel it, ask your sister, husband, do it that way. >> but a compliment is a good way to go. >> thank you.
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>> a little stroke and then the slap. >> more adventurous and passive aggressive. >> i think i passed my maiden. >> you fail. >> no. >> more questions for you. >> should probably get -- >> we're seeing you for the first time, and we like it. >> philip galanos, thanks so much, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> we'll be back with more of "today" after these messages. we were enjoying our empty nest. and now it's just a nest full of laundry. lucky underwear. we were going through so much of that bargain detergent... and the clothes didn't look as good. but since we switched to tide, we use much less. their clothes are looking much more...uh... what's the word? clean? employable. [ female announcer ] one cap of tide gives you more cleaning power than 6 caps of the bargain brand. [ mom ] that's my tide, what's yours?
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>> this morning on "education nation today" an innovative day care program. the first two years of a baby's life offer a short and invaluable opportunity to stimulate learning skills. "today" contributing correspondent jigier checked out one approach that focusses on the early important learning years. >> a level playing field is what single mom wendy moreno wants for her two boys who were attending what she called an inadequate day care. >> if they didn't want to color or do nothing, they would make them watch tv. >> they pretty much waived tv all day long. >> watched tv all day long. >> many children spend a lot of time without having anyone talk to them, without being picked
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up. >> reporter: psychologist diana rouners is looking to change this dangerous pattern and starting early within the first 1,000 days of a child's life. >> we do need high quality early education setting, not just so moms can go to work but more importantly so these children can develop the language skills, the behavior skills, the social skills that will allow them to be successful. >> she developed an innovative education system called educare, a year round school that serves the community's most vulnerable children starting at 6 months of age. >> this is a time when education needs to be as rich and as supportive as possible because so much is going on. >> reporter: the head of the center for early childhood education at harvard university has new research that shows how neglect in the first few years of life can actually change a child's brain forever. >> so when a child is getting almost no stimulation, the brain starts to kind of lose its architecture. can you see some of the
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connections actually wither away and you can get death of brain cells, and the result is a brain that is less well wir for learning. it's socially and culturally foolish to allow this to happen, right? this is not about everybody ending up the same. this is about everybody starting at a level playing field. >> reporter: which is exactly what the boys got when their mom signed them up for educare, making a choice that she thinks has reshaped their future. >> they have learned a lot. i look as my son, and he's doing everything. he's talking, he's walking, he's saying his numbers. he knows what he's doing. >> reporter: does that make you feel proud as a mom? >> it did, and it makes me feel good. >> reporter: these boys may have started off at an academic disadvantage, but now they are ahead of the game. for "today," jenna bush hager, oma omaha, nebraska. >> and when we come back, spooky treats for halloween. the "d.c. cupcakes" ladies are i approve this message. mitt romney: "i'm not in favor romney's being dishonest here an independent, non-partisan liberals will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true.
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this morning on "today's kitchen," delicious desserts. how to make creepy cupcakes for hole beans. sisters katherine kallinis and sophie la monteague of "d.c. cupcakes," showdown, a little bit of siblings rivalry and their new book is called "sweet celebrations." >> good morning. >> you're going to put us to work this morning to show us how to do the decorations. >> two recipes from our cook book, easy to do at home. add half a cup of your favorite halloween candy to the batter and bake it inside the cupcakes
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and they melt beautifully inside. >> do our signature swirl. >> i'm not really good with one of these things. >> start in the middle and go around and a burst of pressure. >> okay. >> and that's the best i can do. >> and we'll put a fudge spider web on. >> fewer fudge in here. >> use a squeeze bottle. if you don't have a squeeze bottle, use a ziploc bag and cut a tip >> go down straight and then across and cut each quadrant diagonal. >> the trick is going fast. >> a little less wobbly, and once you have all your quadrants itap the lines. do an outer one and inner one. >> perfect. >> you can tell who is the pro
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and who isn't. >> okay. >> that looks good. >> and a little spider on top. >> one more layer. >> by the way, this is an orange butter cream frosting. >> for halloween. the recipe is also in the cook book and we have our monster tie dye cupcakes so fun to make at home with the kids. take your vanilla batter and divide it into four. add color into each one and layer it in your baking pan so a little bit of red and a little bit of blue on top, a little bit of green and a little bit of yellow and bake it in the oven and out it comes looking like a tie dye cupcake. >> that's great for a kid's party. so fun. >> use any color food color, purple, pink, whatever your favorite color is. >> and decorate as a monster. >> take some fandant and use a cookie cutter and roll t.cut out large circles to cover the cupcake.
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>> and then we'll make the face. >> you'll pipe a circle around, do the circle around. two eyes, a nose and then four piping tips for teeth. >> that looks great. >> i'm trying. >> and we like to put little german berries on for the nose. >> that's cute. >> and for the eyebrows we like to cut up black licorice and give them scary eyebrows. >> make theme evil looking. >> and it will stay on. >> and you'll let it set. >> and fun jelly beans, different colors. >> all around. >> all around the circle. >> i'll eat the jelly beans as i go. >> it's a crafting day, willie. >> yeah. >> come have fun. >> you're good. >> baking and crafting together. if they tell me what to do, i can do it. >> you want little scary eyeballs. >> there's a baseball theme.
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yankees versus the red sox helping you out. >> jason varitek from the red sox and at the end of the episode tomorrow, there's a big surprise ending. >> very big. >> you have to tune in to find out. >> ladies, it's great. thanks so much. katherine and sophie, thank you. >> do some quality control over here. thanks, ladies. coming up, kathie lee and hoda after your local news and weather. >> thank you.
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good morning. it's 9:57 on this monday, october 8th. this morning, mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech. in the past, the republican has been critical of the president's policies on israel, iran and libya. virginia continues to play a huge role in the race to the white house. first lady michelle obama will be in loudon county, tomorrow. now, let's get a check on the forecast with our meteorologist veronica johnson.
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>> we've moved up to 50 degrees now. it's cloudy. there's a few sprinkles already. it's showers from now right through your afternoon and eving. it will continue to overspread the area. we'll see a high today as we get out of the mid-40s to around 50. let's get a look at first 4 traffic now. >> federal holiday so the interstates look fantastic. mass transit not so much. red line single tracking between the square. also construction delays on orange line and blue line. and of course holiday delays on all lines. angie. >> mike, thanks. coming u on news 4 midday, the
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from nbc news, this is "today." with kathiely gifford and hoda kotb. >> hey, everybody, it is funday monday, october 8th, happy columbus day to everyone out there. it is freezing out there. >> it is, and friday it was 80s and gorgeous. and in parts of the midwest they have snow. >> colorado has know too, i mean
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the temperatures are in the freezing -- let's keep in mind it's october 8th, okay? and even in dc are democrats are normally in the 70s, it in the 50s. >> can we talk about your outfit because this outfit rocks, i have something similar in my dressing rook, and now i regret not picking it. >> okay, this is velvet pants and a bank top. it takes 20 pounds off of you. look at that. i walked in and a camera that's never said anything to me in four and a half years said "like it." they come in all kinds of
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different -- look at the jeans, they don't -- there is no zipper, and they cover up anything. you think you'll never get in them, and then you do. >> it's and the pants are $74 and the tank tonight is $54. we had to do it right away because we just did -- and i wish i would have worn mine. >> are they comfy? >> yes, and they come with like leather up the sides -- and just the older i get, i want comfort, baby. >> i'm going to do this really
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quickly. again, these books usually bore me. but "killing kennedy" reads like you're watching it on tv. >> and ridley scott is making a movie out of it. >> parallel stories, it's brilliantly written. if every history book was written like these, we all read them. let's move on to weekend. >> you have a big weekend. >> well, thursday i went and spoke at the pink chair luncheon, and those girls turn it out. the organizers and the group, it was such a great group of
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people. it was for breast cancer. i play my music, i force it on them. and great, great ladies, these are all breast cancer survivors, and it was just a great day. >> a fashion show -- >> yeah, $450,000 that day. >> last night, my lady who does my nails and colors and all of that stuff, told me that all of the ladies in her salon can only talk about hoda woman came to west port. >> scandalous previews open saturday. >> saturday passed, we were in a recording studio, and we were in a studio, and you see some of the ensemble in the back.
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it's the first time you hear the orchestration with the singers. it's thrilling for everybody. and bruise coughlin makes a 15 piece orchestra sound like a 40 piece. >> i snuck in the back, and the singers are off the hook. and when you watch them perform, there is a fun show you will see when you so go to the show, there is a son "a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do." >> she loves a good hooker number. >> yeah, who doesn't? tickets, some people go, oh, i want to go, and previews are coming up. previews is a wonderful time
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where you get to put up your show in front of an audience -- >> and the critics. >> no, they have to come at the end of previews and you get to change and make adjustments in your show, and i won't know until we have living breathing humans in front of us. we want to make that available for people who think they can't afford maybe broadway tickets. >> so this will happen just for previews, because it doesn't open until november 15th. so if do you buy a ticket, you can bring someone with you for free. >> people love previews, they'll come a few times to see the changes that are made. it's not that unusual. say on a saturday night there's
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a chunk that doesn't work, i'm up all night writing, and they rehearse, and it goes in the next performance. and it's thrilling. >> remember that. >> we would love to see you, everybody. >> when are you coming? >> saturday, the first night, and bringing a posse. >> thank you, i'm going to make an announcement later in the week. there is going to be a place, to be announced, where we will party with you somewhere else. >> so like work, but somewhere else. >> yeah, in a restaurant. this we cannot believe, the woman who reinvented the term bridezilla. if you have ever had a wedding, and had bridesmaids, this woman
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wrote this note, and it is terrifying. >> it says it's very important you read and think everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmade. we want every single of of them at our parties. if you know you can't make it to a party, then we have to find someone else. i would like everyone to send me any dates their planning on going away after february. and if you can't afford a dress or money for the ba bachelorett party. i'm not going to harris you with wedding stuff every hour of everyday, but if it's something important and it takes you a week or even two to three days to get back to me, see ya.
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>> i can't read any more. >> if you don't think you can make it to one marty, and not the rest, i'll have to take you out. >> she said it's going to be the most epic wedding ever. >> if you are -- if this is legit, we would love to introduce this person. we can't imagine someone that wants to spend his life with her. >> and i can't believe someone would send that out. >> who does that to so-called friends. >> that's sick. i'm grossed out, i need a drink. >> once again, we have passed over as the sexist woman alive. "esquire" magazine named mila kunis sexist woman alive.
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>> congratulations, she's with ashton kutcher these days. do you stop being the sexist woman in one year? can we congratulate drew brees. johnny unitis had a record since 1950s what happened last night, drew brees broke the record. it was the 48th consecutive touchdown pass, and johnny's son was there, and drew brees is such a sweet guy. >> he's the kind of person that treating everybody the same no matter who they are.
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his wife, who is adorable, and the baby, eating with a spoon. >> he was in the studio, speaking to someone in the crew, and kim kardashian walked up, and he held eye contact, she stood there and waited, and when he was finished, he talked to kim. >> he really has priorities straight. it's so easy to lose your perspective on life when you are adored and worshipped -- >> don't know if we want to thank this next person coming up, but susie lynn posted this facebook photo, and i guess we look horrible. >> thank you susie lynn -- >> you know what?
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those free phrase things are hysteric hysterical. >> this is delectable. have you ever been to alice's teacup in new york city? it's really a girly thing, but this is a pumpkin scone, and it's the definition of fall. >> what does it taste like? >> they have it year round, but if you do it with a pumpkin coffee or tea -- yum. >> we're going to have a segment later on where you kind find all kinds of different things available to raise money for breast cancer. this was sent to us, and it's absolutely beautiful. and it's $59 and it goes to one of the foundations.
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along with these cute bra bracelets -- what is it? >> the moreen frazier foundation. >> and other stories, jason kennedy has flown all the way in from hollywood to see us. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry
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actor scott baio, i'm sorry, i was telling you something. he became on '80s icon. and we're excited to hear that he is back on tv with a brand new nick at night show called "see dad run." >> he is a favorite tv dad, but when the show ends, and his wife returns to work, he has to learn the ins and outs of being a stay at home dad. >> i lost jane. >> i don't know where my daughter is.
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>> retrace your steps. >> how do you lose a kid? >> didn't you say it was at charlotte's mommy's house? >> i don't know where charlotte's mommy is. i thought nothing could drag you back to sitcoms. >> yeah, i was kind of done, and my partner called me up and asked if i would read a script, and i said no. >> after the reality show, i was done, i was with my wife and kid, we have a foundation that my wife runs and i help with, and i was just happy playing golf and hanging out with my family, and this thing came out of the blue and he said would you read it? and i said no.
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>> and i said do you like it? >> and he yeah, do you like it? and then it was like we're shooting a pilot? >> and it's 20 episodes. >> yeah, we shot the pilot, and we work at paramount, on the old happy days studio, and when i got back to work i realized that i really like doing this, and i missed it. >> it's the old way of doing it where you do it monday through friday and you have an add -- audience in front of you. >> yeah, every day i go to work is a good day. >> the cast looks fun, tell us about the group. >> mark curry plays my great
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friend. he is great. ryan newman, bailey brown, and i have a sister on the show, and just a great bunch of people -- >> you know how important that is when you get up and you're going somewhere to make something, you have to love the people. >> yes, and the producers and creators are great people. guy to work every day, and the best thing is i'm 52 years old now -- >> oh my god. >> you look great. >> anyway, machio -- >> do you have a problem with italian? >> i'm getting old. >> you're drinking red wine. >> that's what we do.
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>> and i'm in a place now where i get up and i enjoy the fact that guy to a place what i like, and i'm not worried about what comes next anymore. >> a lot of people think of you and they think of joannie loves chachi, do you keep in touch? >> no, somebody just told me that, and i went oh, sorry, don't know. >> great to see you and back on tv. we are going to meet your wife and beautiful daughter in the commercial break. >> great to see you. >> it premiers this coming sunday on nick at night. >> all right, we're going to see your face here when we announce your fan of the week.
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actually a tie breaker. she has a crush on willie. once she puts her daughter on for a snap, sometimes she wants to watch with her, and she thinks she takes over hoda. we're joining in the celebration by sending karen to the caribbean islands. you will sail like a diva, yo go pu puerto rico. >> we have a couple other fans in the studio, they were at this great event that we had, and we're so glad that you waved to the folks at home. and she lost half of her
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we're back with today's buzz, recapping the news you might have missed from this week. we'll have a lot of stories, jason kennedy, our friend from e news. beyonce joins jay-z, was that a surprise? >> it was a surprise, it was his eight and final concert there. she gets up for two songs, closes the show out. she closed the show out. my buddy john, took this
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footage, no lie -- >> the audience must have gone crazy. >> but they kissed at the end, they're not very passionate in public. >> well they made a baby so they were once. >> i'll give you a multiple choice, did he roll in on the train, helicopter, or rolls royce. >> i heard he took the subway. >> we have news about hulk hogan, he is our guest tomorrow. >> this is unfortunate. >> i hope mine never gets out. >> there were rumors this was coming out, apparently shot in 2009. the woman in the sex tape is the ex-wife of one of his best friends. he's upset, she's upset, they
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lawyered up -- i think at the time they had already split up. >> all right with his new wife? >> no, this was in 2009, he wasn't with anybody at the time. they're upset about this whole thing, and it's just -- >> who leaked it, do we know? >> no one is saying anything right now? we just now they're lawyered up, and linda hogan's, his ex, gets a dui. >> if you get a sex tape are you doing it to rewatch it? why do people tape themselves having sex, what's the point? >> i don't know how to answer that question. >> is it just so -- >> it looked planned. was it on a tripod. >> you watched it? >> i watched six seconds for research purposes. >> ben affleck, let's move on,
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he did what a lot of us did, he knocked a mirror off of a car. >> he is followed by the paparazzi, but he leaves a note, i'm ben, knocked your mirror off, here is a number. >> i would frame the thing, get the mirror, have him sign it. >> he did the decent right thing. >> people don't do that anymore, especially in l.a., you bump can car and you just drive away -- not me though. >> you're right, because when you're not watching porn -- >> boom! >> nicki minaj and mariah carey, what's going on? >> on friday, "american idol"
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said this is our best judging panel, we love everybody. they said production is going well. at this point, especially what barbara walters said that she threatened her -- the live shows will be very interesting. >> the box office "taken 2" was number one. "pitch perfect," i love -- >> it came in third place, and with the straler, a lot of people were not sure how it would do. and the girl from "bridesmaids" is blowing up right now. >> what do you know -- >> he can't stay out of trouble
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sizes. let's look at her amazing story. >> my name is nell. growing up, i was involved in many activities. i became an emotional eater, and i started to look to food to fix my problems. on the outside, i was satisfied with my life. i had a great job, and i married my college sweetheart. on my inside, i felt something was missing. i ate may way to 276 pounds. one day, after having four slices of pie, i realized i had enough. i began my journey. i wrote down everything i ate, and i exercised ten minutes every morning. then i hit a plateau.
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my husband decided to join me on the journey, we signed up at the local jim. the last time i visited the "today" show was in 2006. i weighed over 250 pounds. i can't wait to come back and show kathie lee and hoda the new me. >> so you encouraged her thursday to help her get over that plateau. >> the best thing you can do to increase the volume and drive down the calories is add freges. this is a before breakfast, 600 calories. now she adds a produce item. she takes some oatmeal, adds
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pumpkin puree and milk. now she takes so i milk, frozen berries, greek yogurt, and i will tweet out her recipes. >> there's no derivation. let's look at her before picture, and now let's have nell come out. >> oh my goodness, are you kidding me? wow, you look great. you started off cutting the food and exercising ten minutes a day, how much do you exercise now? >> i go to the gym about six days a week now?
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>> from 30 minutes to an hour. >> whatever you can fit it. >> i'm down 92 pounds. >> and her husband is in the house too, and he lost a lot of weight too. >> he'll be out here with us next time. >> do people recognize you? >> no, i have to reintroduce myself, but that means that it's worked and that i have really changed. >> you look gorgeous. >> you look healthy and radiant. congratulations. great accomplishment. >> thank you. coming up next, shop pink and raise money for breast cancer awareness. i've been coloring liz's hair for years.
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the pink ribbons are out for
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breast cancer awareness month, and the symbol, aimed at supporting survivors all over the world, is celebrating their 20th anniversary. >> and with us is meghan murphy from "self" magazine. >> 20 years, and "self" is so proud to be the founder. >> in that 20 years, we made such strides. there's been a 30% reduction in mortality. >> and hoda is celebrating that hearse. >> thank you. >> so everything on this table, you vetted it so money goes to
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charity. >> yes, my skirt too, and this pin, this is is the dream pin, $12.50, and 20% go to the foundation. she is our super hero, and she cofounded the ribbon. this is a watch from avon, and 100% of the money. and fergie is their representative and she rock it's. this scarf is also 100%. >> you put these over a diaper, they're called ruffle butts, and 50% of that $17 go to the foundation. so finance, too. we know being active and healthy
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life tile are a great way to reduce your risk of cancer. these are $34, and they're going to give up to $500,000. soccer, i'm a soccer player, puma is project pink. the ball is $11 and 100% is going to charity. these are from asciis. they partnered with christina applegate, also a celebrity endorser, and up to $100,000 will go to her charity. beauty stuff too, this is a super fun lipstick, $34, 100% goes. it comes in -- look at the little charm. philosophy, love them. >> they're a great company. >> 100% goes to charity.
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it comes with these fun little messages like "today i will share my beautiful smile with the world." smashbox limited edition lipstick, and $5 a tube goes to charity. >> and hoda, you will love this little speaker, you lug it into your phone, $40, and that 20% goes to the breast cancer research foundation. >> it works. >> cute phone cases, $48, and up to $15,000 will be donated, more headphones from avon, they're 100%. and this just makes me smile, this is from bloomingdales. when life gives you lemons make
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it's time for today's wine cellar. today, we're going to become stronger, and faster. >> here are different exercises to help us. this is the executive wine editor, who used to be taken seriously, ray. >> we're going to learn everything about wine in 20 seconds, tannens allow wine to age. take a sip of the first tea, tea has it in there too.
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take a sip of the eight minute tea, that has been teeping longer than you would any want tea to seep. taste each of the wines, and tell me which one has more tannens in it. >> one of these is a baroli -- >> how do you know about it? >> i know you love really tart acid isic wine. a little lime juice in this one, get a sense of acidity. and this is a lot of lime juice so it will be much more tartness. part of the acidity is what make it's go well with food. two wines, which one has more acidity in it? one is a pinot grigio.
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>> so which has more acidity. >> who can tell after all of the wine. >> oak and wine. >> i don't like it. >> usually i can tell from the color. >> you can smell it, weirdly enough, it has the -- >> i can usually tell from color, i'm going to say just from looking, this will. >> which one has the most oak? it give it's wine and richness. >> a lot of oat is for a richer
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dish. >> now, blind folds, aromas in wine. >> smell this, tell me what you think it is. >> it's a vegetable of some kind, like a green pepper. sorry. let me smell. >> i don't know what this is in real life. >> it's a fru, tell us which one this smells like. >> which does it smell and taste like, or leech? >> bingo, you think everything you got -- >> take off your blindfold, we've run out of time, you both one. and you can use this to celebrate together. you got everything right, you're
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a champion drinker. >> tomorrow, we have a guys tell all panel, and hulk
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